Example sentences for: overweight

How can you use “overweight” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • BMIs indicative of overweight or obesity were recorded for almost 70% of all patients in the cases surveyed, while only 1% were classified as underweight.

  • For instance a BMI ≥ 85 thpercentile (for age and sex) was classified as being overweight, and those with a BMI ≥ 95 thpercentile as obese [ 29 30 31 32 ] . Recent workshops concluded that the BMI is an index of choice for evaluating obesity in adolescents, because it has been validated by studies of total body fat [ 32 ] . The criteria used to identify overweight and obesity in children and adolescents agree with those used for grade 1 and grade 2 overweight (BMI of 25+ and 30+, respectively) in adults [ 33 ] . Using a representative sample from the general North American Caucasian population, we demonstrate that the BMI is also a good indicator for obesity in adolescents, however the readily-measured WC:AC, CPR, and STR, indices of central obesity, and SUM, a single measure of subcutaneous adiposity, are stronger predictor of both fasting glucose and insulin levels and lipid profiles, than BMI.

  • Previous data on 8-18 y olds in Project Heart-Beat demonstrated that the odds ratio of overweight in adulthood for those with childhood BMI values at the 95 thpercentile were 2-6 and 1.5 to 5 times as great as for those with a BMI values at the 75 thpercentile for males and females respectively [ 49 ] .

  • Our most important finding was that at least two-thirds of the patients in our sample were overweight at the time of their surgery.

  • Clinical trials of weight modification interventions for older adults who were merely overweight would appear to be fruitless since the interventions would probably not have a direct effect on either YOL or YHL.


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